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CHEF DE CUISINE – NAIROBI

Our client is an establishment that has just opened a new branch and they are looking for The Chef de Cuisine with experience in Kenya, continental, Indian or Somali cuisines will be responsible for the outlet, with a brigade of other chefs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

. Provide direction for the day to day operations of the outlet.
. Develop and create standard recipe cards with pictorials according to the Executive Chef’s policy.
. Establish and maintain professional and effective communication within the whole Food & Beverage Department.
. Ensure all kitchen items are prepared and served according to the standard set by themselves and the Executive Chef.
. Take a professional self interest to constantly maintain a high standard of food preparations, controlling cost and wastage, reduce any loss and breakage of operating equipment by enforcing preventive Policies and Procedures.
. Monitor all Asian kitchen costs and take corrective action, when necessary to reduce expenses.
. Inspect daily, all fresh food received to ensure a high quality is maintained.
. Inspect all food stores and refrigerated areas and suggest, where necessary, to correct storage methods to comply with Health & Safety regulations, to avoid spoilage and ensure regular turnover of food items and give completed check lists to the Executive Chef.
. Develop with the Training Manager training plans for the kitchen.
. Ensuring the quality and standards at the outlet meet the expectations of the customer.
. Maintaining consistency in quality, hygiene, safety and sanitation standards
. Comply with all the company policies.
. Any other duties that may be delegated by the management through the Executive Chef.



DESIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:



. Degree/Diploma in food production.
. 2 (Two) years minimum experience in the Kenyan, Asian, Indian or Somali cuisines.
. Previous position as a chef de cuisine.
. Previous experience within a luxury 5 star establishment Experience in a similar role and proven track record may be considered in lieu of specialised education.
. Strong people leadership skills Computer literacy.
. Good communication skills.
. Basic knowledge of the English language is mandatory.
. Sound, checkable previous employment references.
. Able to work in a fast paced environment and can multitask.
. Ability to remain calm and composed under pressure.



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